Uncertainty as residents sell palliative items looted from Gwagwalada warehouse

October 26, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

Youths in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have found themselves a new business after breaking into the warehouse used to store COVID-19 palliatives. The environment is rowdy and flooded with strong-bodied young men, some with harmful weapons like daggers and knives. Some are the local market security enforcement men who were seen with local guns making Read More

El-Rufai extends curfew to entire Kaduna

October 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government has extended all over the state the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South Local Government Areas (LGAs). This was disclosed in a statement by the state Commissioner for internal security and internal affairs Samuel Aruwan. According to the statement issued, Saturday night, “This measure is taken to help safeguard our Read More

Edo: How cannabis ‘scarcity’ caused NDLEA attack

October 22, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

More facts emerged Thursday over the suspected hoodlums attack on the premises of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Upper Sakponba road in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state.The hoodlums had hijacked the ongoing peaceful anti-police brutality and abuse (#EndSARS) to unleash mayhem and extort innocent citizens. The attackers, Wednesday, invaded the NDLEA Warehouse and seized illicit drugs – mostly Read More

A/Ibom communities sue govt for non-gazetting as oil-producing areas

October 16, 2020 Uko Etim 0

  The Oro nation comprising Oron, Mbo Udong Uko, Urue Offong Oruko and Okobo local government areas of Akwa Ibom state have dragged the state government before a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, challenging the non gazetting of the region as an oil producing area even after the National Assembly passed a resolution on the matter eight years ago. According to Read More

Gov. Lalong, just do it for the Muslim communities too

October 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A number of significant communities predominantly occupied by adherents of Islamic faith in Plateau state have suffered unprecedented hardships because the stools of their various heads were left vacant for years. The communities have been neglected without functional traditional authorities for decades thereby causing a lot of ruins to healthy living among residents of the area. Located across local government Read More

Flooding: Edo communities, Rep warn against IDP crisis

October 13, 2020 Suleiman Idris Alooma 0

Leaders of Anegbette and Udochi communities, two towns worst hit by floods in South Uneme Clan of Etsako Central local government area of Edo state Tuesday called for urgent government intervention in the provisions of relief materials and relocation in order to avoid a major food crisis situation and outbreak of diseases.  President of Anegbette Development Association (ADA), Emma Okolo Read More

Election: Facebook begins massive recruitment

September 11, 2020 AFP 0

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said the social network will launch a drive this weekend to recruit much-needed workers to staff US polling places in the coming election. “We are seeing a massive shortage of poll workers to staff voting stations,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “Shortages can lead to hours-long waits at the polls, Read More

Again, gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community, kill 2, burn houses

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen attacked a community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of the Kaduna state, killing two persons and burning several houses, barely 24 hours after Southern Kaduna peace summit.  The peace summit, organised by the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with inter-faith groups, had at the end iin Kafanchan on Thursday called for immediate end to Read More

Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Kajuru crises submits report

September 3, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Justice Isa Aliyu Commission of Inquiry into the incessant violent crises in Kajuru local government area of the state submitted its report on Thursday. Receiving the report, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, thanked the members of the commission for their hard work and contributions to helping resolve the matter. He pledged that government will promptly study the report and consider the recommendations of Read More

Gombe raises c’ttee on school development, teachers’ rationalisation

September 2, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Determined to ensure the education sector is placed on the path of progressive development, Gombe state government has inaugurated a committee on schools development and teachers’ rationalisation in the state.  The committee is to, among other areas of concern, lay the foundation for the de-congestion of over-populated schools and ensure equitable posting of teachers to schools within the state.  Inaugurating Read More

Anambra threatens to prosecute ‘illegal’ dump of refuse

September 1, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA), Mr Amaechi  Akorah, has warned the public to desist from dumping wastes at undesignated sites in the state, threatening that offenders would be prosecuted accordingly. Akorah, who said the agency had designated some sites for disposal of waste for onward collection by his officers, regretted that some still dumped them indiscriminately Read More

Anambra 2021: Ilonzo backs zoning, cautions against violence

August 26, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A psychic and healer, Chief Mrs Flora Nkemakonam Ilonzo, has appealed to contestants and political parties in Anambra State 2021 governorship poll to abide by the zoning formula which has been in existence in the state.Anambra South senatorial zone had been clamouring that it was its turn to produce the successor of Governor Willie Obiano, who hails from Anambra North. Read More

NCPC asks youth to shun criminal activities

August 24, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

              The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has urged the youth to shun criminality and instead be good ambassadors of their communities. He made the call Sunday at a mega service/welcoming home fellowship in his honour by the Assemblies of God Church, Sot-Gyek, Jos South local government area of Plateau Read More

Abuja: NGO doles out loans to widows

August 23, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

An Abuja based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ambassador Queen Worlu Foundation, with technical support from Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has empowered 30 vulnerable women, mostly widows, in rural communities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).The women, drawn from two clusters in Bwari and Gwagwalada Area Councils, benefited from the maiden revolving loan scheme of the Foundation launched weekend in Read More

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Prudential Zenith Life donates $100,000 to Slum2School for Covid-19 fight

August 18, 2020 David Agba 0

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has donated the sum of One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$100,000) to Slum2School Africa to help combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. The donation was made through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund from the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Asia and Read More

Southern Kaduna: CAN wants perpetrators prosecuted, urges dialogue

August 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Olasupo Ayokunle has stated that CAN is ready to partner the Kaduna state government to ensure that the crises in Southern Kaduna does not linger. Speaking at the Council Chamber of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House during a courtesy call on Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Monday, Rev Ayokunle noted that the crises Read More

Curbing perennial flood disasters

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

To say that Nigerians have been tormented by flood disasters every year is stating the obvious. The havocs got to their peak in 2012 when all the major rivers across the states overflowed their banks and ravaged several communities following heavy rainfall across the states. Uncountable number of lives were lost in what many termed as Armageddon, while properties valued Read More

Christian Aid, partners to improve 200,000 less privileged

August 14, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Christian Aid has partnered Aid Foundation and Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LAWN) in Kaduna to launch a new UKaid funded programme to reduce poverty and improve wellbeing of over 200,000 marginalised persons in Kaduna and Anambra states. Project Lead and Christian Aid Nigeria’s senior programme coordinator, Policy and Advocacy, Victor Arokoyo, said: “Desk reviews and stakeholder consultations across different Read More

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SEPLAT partners Ugborhen community to promote security

August 13, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has provided the Ugborhen Community in Delta state a critical support leading to the community handing over of three security vehicles to the Nigeria Police, Navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The vehicles were procured from the community’s Freedom To Operate (FTO) account. Ugborhen is one of SEPLAT’s foremost oil and Read More

Troops arrest 8 suspects over Kaduna killings

August 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau State, parts of Bauchi, and Southern Kaduna on Monday said eight persons have been arrested in connection with the killings in Southern Kaduna. The Commander of the OPSH, Sector 7, Colonel David Nwankonobi, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Kafanchan headquarters of Sector 7 on Monday. He Read More

Borno police order restriction of movements

July 30, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state police command has restricted movement of people and vehicles during the Eid-el-Kabir congregational special prayers on Friday, 31st July 2020 across the state in order to ensure a smooth and hitch-free festivities. The restriction of movements also includes horse, donkey riding, Keke NAPEPand bicycles from 6 am to 12 noon when worshippers might have finished their special  prayers at Read More

Anambra: Youths wade into communal crisis, demand release of detained leader

July 30, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Youths of Ebenebe in Awka North Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State, have lamented over alleged unlawful detention and harassment of their President General (PG) Hon. Paul Nnatuanya, by the police.  The youths, who sought intervention of their traditional ruler, Igwe Christopher Nnaegbuna, on the matter, also expressed displeasure over destruction of ongoing building constructions designated for police station and Read More

Buhari names Railway stations after deserving Nigerians

July 27, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of some railway  stations along the Lagos -Ibadan corridor and others on the Itakpe /Ajaokuta /Aladja-Warri after some deserving Nigerian citizens. Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this through a statement signed by the Director of Press, Eric Ojiekwe on Monday in Abuja adding that the deserving citizens have contributed to Read More

Niger RAMP links 395 communities with 580km access roads

July 12, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) in Niger has constructed and rehabilitated access roads of over 580km to link over 395 communities the state, the state coordinator of the project, Hassan Baba Etsu, has said. Etsu disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Minna at the weekend, adding that the rural access roads have opened up economic and Read More